'NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine'
(DVD / PG / 2018 / PBS)
Overview: Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient - even thrive - in the face of enormous change?
DVD Verdict: Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Pervasive heat. And extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something's up with the weather.
And many scientists agree this trend in our weather is not just a coincidence. It's the result of the weather machine itself - our climate - changing, becoming hotter, more erratic.
Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time, yet widespread misunderstanding and misinformation has hampered the public's ability to understand the science and address the issue.
Now NOVA cut's through the confusion and helps define the way forward in 'NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine'. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it?
Furthermore, how will it affect us through the weather we experience, and when? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes?
With a run time of 120 minutes, this fascinating look into our weather system and all that she conjurers up on a regular, daily, hourly basis is enough to make your head spin, agreed, but it also makes you want to look up into the sky; wondering, perhaps even watching. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.